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Camping, Events, Scouting Skills

Looking back at Lockdown

The last half year has been a chaotic upheaval for every part of everyone’s life, including (of course) Scouting. As we cautiously return to face-to-face scouting, our Explorers took a moment to look back on what we’ve been through, as well as what we’re looking forward to this term! – Ben During remote scouting, Wild […]

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Youth-led Investitures

Youth-led Investitures. At Wild Wolf ESU you have to recite all of your Scout Laws and your Scout Promise by heart during your investiture. It’s a solemn moment that our Unit takes seriously, and new members really do have to learn all their Laws! People are often surprised by this, but it’s very achievable. In […]

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Events, Hiking, Scouting Skills, Southern 50

Super Southern 50! 🥾🗺

February half term at WWESU means one thing, the Southern 50! This year we had three teams participating in the annual hiking competition; read on to hear the Explorers’ own tales of how their weekend went… “in the end we managed to reach the finish which felt like such an amazing accomplishment.” Keeping a happy […]

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Water Activities, Wild Camping

THE RIVER SPEY: From Source to Sea*

At Wild Wolf the Leaders are just as active as the Explorers. Every winter a group of us travel to a distant corner of the British Isles to undertake a challenging expedition, partly to develop and hone our own skills, but mostly just because we enjoy being outside, walking, canoeing and wild camping. This year […]

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Fireworks, Fundraising, Scouting Skills

BEHIND THE SCENES: Fireworks 2019

Three weeks ago we welcomed over 3,000 people to Scout Park for our annual community Fireworks Display, which helps raise money for the Unit’s hardship fund and other projects. However, this volunteer-run event is only made possible due to a huge amount of hard work and months of organisation (yep, planning for Fireworks 2020 is […]

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Hiking

Night Hike Challenge 2019

This weekend Wild Wolf Explorer Scout Unit ran its first ever Night Hike challenge. There were 22 participants present including a team of Scouts from one of our feeder Troops. The aim was to walk a 15km course of 6 checkpoints, starting well after darkness had fallen. Most teams finished by about 3am, but the […]

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Water Activities

Canoe Leader Training

Last weekend, Leaders Nick and John headed to North Wales for a weekend of Canoe Leader training. By constantly improving our Leaders’ skills, we can provide better and better activities for our Explorers! John has written about the training here… Saturday 16th November – Lake Day After a comfy overnight stay in a cosy Scout […]

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